Advice from previous students

Answers to: If you could start Trig/PreCalc over again, what advice would you give yourself?

Don't fall behind in assignments...it is very difficult to catch up.


Answers to: What was your favorite part of the course?

Mr. M's sense of humor (or lack of humor).


Answers to: What was the hardest/least favorite part of the course?

Actually doing all the homework.

Day 
Date 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 
No student attendance 
Advice from Previous Year's PreCalculus students

Course Organization : Modifications should be expected to adapt to classroom circumstances.
If you miss a due date for the Online Homework,for any reasonyou MAY do the traditional Textbook Assignments on Paper for that Chapter.
Homework Quiz Scores at the end of each chapter will either be taken from Online Homework or from Textbook Assignments on Paper BUT NOT BOTH.
Most students choose the Online Homework for their Homework Quiz Score as it offers the most helpful feedback and examples problems.
If you choose to do the Textbook Assignments on Paper (instead of Online Homework) for your Homework Quiz Score,you must include: (click here)


1 
Week 1

1.1 Graphs : Intercepts 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 159: 41, 43, 45, 5760 all, 7982 all, 86 
2 
1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs Relations and functions Functions as equations & functional notation Vertical line test Indentifying domain & range 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 175: 337 odd, 55, 57, 60, 62, 63, 7176 all, 77, 81, 84, 86, 89 

3 
Week 2

1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs Increasing and decreasing functions Relative maximum and minima Test for symmetry 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 195: 17 odd, 10, 11, 13, 15, 1723 odd, 36, 37, 39, 44, 47, 50, 51 
4 

1.3 (continued) 

5 
Review 1.1  1.3 
or Textbook Assignment: p. 195: 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 66, 67, 69, 71, 73, 77, 83, 90 

6 
Quiz 1.11.3 

7 
1.4 Linear Functions and Slope Slope of a line Pointslope form Slope intercept form Equations of horizontal and vertical lines General form 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 213: 19 odd, 13, 16, 21, 24, 31, 33, 36, 40, 45, 51, 55, 61, 63, 69, 71 

Week 3

MLKNo student attandence 


8 
1.5 More on Slope Parallel and perpendicular lines 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 225: 111 odd, 14,15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 2730 all, 33, 34 

9 
1.6 Transformations of Functions Graphs of common functions Vertical and horizontal shifts Reflections Vertical and horizontal dialation (shrink & stretch) Sequences of transformations 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 241: 1743 odd, 53117 eoo, 127 (there is a worksheet to write answers on) 

10 
1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions Domain of a function Algebra of functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 258: 129 odd, 31, 35, 38, 39, 45, 47, 8386 all 

11 
1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions Composite functions Decomposing functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 258: 36, 53, 57, 59, 61, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75. 79, 9194 all 

12 
Week 4

Review 1.4  1.5 

13 
Review 1.6  1.7 
Quiz 1.41.7 

14 
1.8 Inverse Functions Finding the inverse of a function Horizontal line test and OnetoOne functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 269: 1, 4, 5, 7, 1125 odd, 2934 lal, 39, 41, 47 

15 
Review 1.1  1.8 
Homework Quiz [Ch 1.11.8] [taken from myMathLab or from paperbased Textbook Assignments (but not both)] 

16 
Test Chapter 1 

Week 5

2.1 Complex Numbers The imaginary Unit i Operations with Complex Numbers Complex Conjugates and Division Roots of Negative Numbers 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 314: 15 odd, 713 odd, 19, 23, 25, 3145 odd, 4959 odd, 61, 8486 all 

2.2 Quadratic Functions Graphs of Quadratic Functions (Standard/Vertex Form & Expanded Form) Minimum & Maximum Values of Quadratic Functions Applications of Quadratic Functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 330: 18 all, 915 odd, 19, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35, 3945 odd, 46, 47, 48, 57, 106, 108 

2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs End Behavior of Polynomial Functions Zeros of Polynomial Functions Multiplicities of Zeros The Intermediate Value Theorem Turning Points of Polynomial Functions A Strategy for Graphing Polynomials Functions Writing equations given zeros and graph 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 348: 118 all, 1933 odd, 37 

2.3 contiunued 

Review 2.12.3 

Week 6

Quiz 2.12.3 

2.4 Dividing Polynomials Long Division of Polynomials Dividing Polynomials Using Synthetic Division The Remainder Theorem The Factor Theorem 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 363: 1, 3, 6, 1115 odd, 19, 2129 odd, 3145 odd, 51, 80, 81 

2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions The Rational Zero Theorem The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra The Linear Factorization Theorem Descartesâ€™s Rule of Signs 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 377: 9, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 3951 eoo, 5259 odd, 98, 100 

Review 2.42.5 



Quiz 2.42.5 

Week 7

Review 2.12.5 


Review 2.12.5 


Test Ch 2.12.5 

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs *not covered in Algebra 2* Domain Vertical Asymptotes & Holes Horizontal Asymptotes Using Transformations to Graph 
Test Ch 2.12.5 (15min)
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 398: 17odd, 914all, 23, 28, 2955odd 

No Student Attendance 

Week 8

President's Day  No student attandence 

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs *not covered in Algebra 2* Graphing Rational Functions Slant Asymptotes Simplifying expressions to get rational functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 398: 89, 91, 93 

2.6 Continued 

2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities *not covered in Algebra 2* Solving a Polynomial Inequality 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments P. 412: 137eoo 

Review 2.6  2.7 


Week 9

Review 2.6  2.7 
Homework Quiz [Ch 2.12.7] [taken from myMathLab or from paperbased Textbook Assignments (but not both)] 



Test Ch 2.62.7 [with calculator] Test Ch 2.62.7 [inperson without Calculator] 

3.1 Exponential Functions Graphing Compound Interest 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 448: 19odd, 11, 1723odd, 2933odd, 3947odd, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 61, 63, 65, 71, 94, 96 

3.2 Logarithmic Functions Changing between Logarithmic & Exponential Form Evaluating Graphing & Domain Common & Natural Logarithms 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 463: 119odd, 2141eoo, 43, 46, 4757odd, 6579odd, 8197eoo, 101, 103, 105, 107 

3.3 Properties of Logarithms Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Power Rule Expanding & Condensing ChangeofBase 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 475: 133eoo, 35, 37, 43, 45, 51 ,57, 67 ,6569odd, 7581odd, 103, 135 

Week 10

Review 3.1  3.3 



Quiz 3.13.3 

3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations Solving Exponential Equations Solving Logarithmic Equations Applications 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 488: 319eoo, 21, 2545eoo, 47 

3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data Exponential Growth & Decay Logistic Growth Models Modeling Cooling 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 505: 1, 3, 4, 5, 721odd, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47 

3.5 continued 

Week 11

Review 3.4  3.5 
Homework Quiz [Ch 3.13.5] [taken from myMathLab or from paperbased Textbook Assignments (but not both)] 


Quiz 3.43.5 

Review 3.1  3.5 


Review 3.1  3.5 


Test Ch 3.13.5 

Week 12

8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems ~Augmented Matrices ~Matrix Row Operations ~Solving Linear Systems ~Applications 8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications ~A System with No Solution ~A System with an Infinite Number of Solutions ~Nonsquare Systems(Parametric) ~Applications 8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications ~Notations for Matrices ~Equality of Matrices ~Matrix Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Multiplication & Multiplication ~Applications 
Course Modifications should be expected to adapt to classroom circumstances. Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 892: 1, 5, 7, 11, 21, 29, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49 

8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations ~Multiplicative Identity Matrix and Multiplicative Inverse of a Matrix ~A Quick Method for Finding the Multiplicative Inverse of a 2x2 Matrix ~Finding Multiplicative Inverses of nxn Matrices with n Greater Than 2 ~Solving Systems of Equations Using Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices ~Applications 8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule ~Determinants of 2x2 & 3x3 ~Cramerâ€™s Rule ~Finding the Area of Triangle ~Determining if Points are Collinea 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 931: 1, 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 47, 73 
Day 
Date 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 
1 

Review 8.1  8.5 
Homework Quiz [Ch 8.18.5] [taken from myMathLab] 
2 


Test Ch 8.18.5 
3 
7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables Solving by Substitution 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 818: 3, 7, 15, 23, 27, 31, 39, 43, 45, 47, 53, 55, 59, 63, 65, 6771all, 73, 77, 112, 113 

4 
Primary PSAT/SAT Testing Dates (18Mar  26Apr) 


5 
7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables Solutions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 829: 3, 5, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 35, 39, 55, 57 

25Mar1Apr 
Spring Break  no student attendance 

Week 13

Spring Break  no student attendance 

6 
2Apr 
7.3 Partial Fractions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 841: 1, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27 
7 

7.3 continued 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 841: 2939 odd, 66, 68 
8 
Review 7.1  7.3 


9 
Quiz 7.17.3 

10 
Week 14

7.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in 2 Variables 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 850: 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 1927 odd, 31, 35, 39, 41, 47, 49, 5563 odd, 81, 82 (zero @ x=1) 
11 

7.5 Systems of Inequalities 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 862: 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47, 51, 53, 55 
12 

13 

14

7.5 Continued 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 862: 57, 61, 63, 65, 67, 7785 odd, 111, 113, 116, 118 

15

Week 15

Review 7.4  7.5 

16


Quiz 7.47.5 

17

7.6 Linear Programming Objective Functions 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 871: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 

18


Review 7.1  7.6 
Homework Quiz [Ch 7.17.6] [taken from myMathLab or from paperbased Textbook Assignments (but not both)] 
19

Test Ch 7.17.6 

20 
Week 16

10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation Sequences 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1048: 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 37, 39, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 69 
21 
10.2 Arithmetic Sequences Arithmetic Sequences (AS) 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1059: 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 47, 49, 61, 63, 65 

22 
10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series Geometric Sequences (GS) 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1073: 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 67, 69, 73, 77, 79, 83 

23 
Review 10.1  10.3 


26Apr 
No student attendance 

24 
Quiz 10.110.3
Homework Quiz [Ch 10.110.3] [taken from myMathLab or from paperbased Textbook Assignments (but not both)] 

25 
Week 17

10.5 Binomial Theorem Binomial Coefficients 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1092: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 21, 25, 35, 37, 41, 45, 47 
26

Review 10.1  10.3, 10.5 
Test Ch 10.110.3, 10.5 

27

11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1137: 1, 3, 7, 9, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47, 51, 67, 69, 71 

28

11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1152: 119 odd, 31, 37 

29

11.2 continued 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1152: 2129 odd, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49 

30

Week 18

Review 11.1  11.2 

31


Quiz 11.111.2 [on myMathLab] 

32 
11.4 Introduction to Derivatives. 
Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments or Textbook Assignment: p. 1174: 1,3, 5, 9, 1127 odd, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 

33


Review 11.1  11.2, 11.4 

34

Test Ch 11 

35

Week 19

Semester Review 

36

Semester Review 

37 
Semester Review 

38


SENIOR FINALS DAY 1 

39

SENIOR FINALS DAY 2 


Week 20






24May 
1/2 day teacher institute 



Week 21 2731May
27May, Mon : Memorial Day 


Monday, 3June : last day if all 5 snow days used 
New Textbook Sections & Topics 
201516 Assessments [A] [Eberlin] 
201920 reformatted Assessments [Meinzen] 
201516 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] P.1 Algebraic Expressions, Math Models, Real Numbers P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents P.4 Polynomials P.5 Factoring Polynomials P.6 Rational Expressions P.7 Equations P.8 Modeling with Equations P.9 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

201516 Test Ch P [A]  Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [P.4] Missing on old ChP test [P.1] [on old Ch2 test] [P.2] [on old Ch2 Part 2 test] [P.3] [P.6]

Updated 201920 Test ChP 
201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [P.5] 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities [implied] 1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs 1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs 1.4 Linear Functions and Slope [on old ChP Test] 1.5 More on Slope [on old ChP Test] 1.6 Transformations of Functions 1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions 1.8 Inverse Functions 1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles [on old ChP test] 
201617 Test Ch1 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [P.9] // [1.1] implied [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] Missing on old Ch1 test [1.4] [on old ChP test] [1.5] [on old ChP test] 
Updated 01920 Test Ch1

201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections // [1.1] implied [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 2.1 Complex Numbers 2.2 Quadratic Functions 2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs 2.4 Dividing Polynomials 2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs 2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities [in Ch P test] 
201516 Test Ch2.12.5 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [???][???] 201516 Test Ch2 Part 2 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook [???] Missing on old Ch2 Part 2 test [2.7] [on old ChP test] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch2.12.5

201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [2.2] Missing on Old Final [2.1] // plot points on complex plane

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 3.1 Exponential Functions 3.2 Logarithmic Functions 3.3 Properties of Logarithms 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations 3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data 
201516 Test Ch 3 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch3 
201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] Missing on Old Final [3.5] // modeling of exponential and logarithmic functions

New Textbook Sections & Topics 
201516 Assessments [A] [Eberlin] 
201920 reformatted Assessments [Meinzen] 
201516 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables 7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables 7.3 Partial Fractions 7.4 Systems of Inequalities 7.6 Linear Programming 
201516 Test Ch 7 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [7.1] [7.1] [7.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch7 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [???][???][???]
Missing on Old Final 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems 8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications 8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications 8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations 8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 
201516 Test Ch 8 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [8.1] [8.1???] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch8 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [8.1] [8.1]

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation 10.2 Arithmetic Sequences 10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series 10.4 Mathematical Induction 10.5 Binomial Theorem 10.6 Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 10.7 Probability 
201516 Test Ch 9 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch10 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections
[10.2] [10.2] [10.2] [10.2] // [10.1] is implied Missing on Old Final 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs 11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits 11.3 Limits and Continuity 11.4 Introduction to Derivatives. 
201516 Quiz Ch 12.112.4 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [???][???] // limits at infinity 
Updated 20120 Test Ch11 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [11.2] // [11.1] is implied 
PreCalculus Course Overview : Syllabus, Curricular Alignment, Policies, & Practices
TextBook & Resources :

Blitzer PreCalculus, 6th ed.
ISBN 13: 9780134470078
Bob Blitzer, Pearson, 2018

Graphing calculator such as a TI83 or TI84 (any version).

Notebook(s) for notes and homework. Each homework problem must include 

copy of the original problem,

copy of correct solution [often from back of textbook], and

include steps that connect the problem with the solution (with explanation/justification as appropriate).

Schedules : Daybased & Weekbased

Monday  Tuesday & Thursday  Friday
Daybased schedule : 54minute class periods
Wednesday (PLC day)
Daybased schedule : 44minute class periods

7:15  8:15am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus [6 minutes for announcements if inschool]

8:21  9:15am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP

9:21  10:15am : AP CSA

10:15  10:45am : A Lunch
10:51  11:45am : Prep

11:51  12:45pm : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

12:51  1:45pm : Java & Honors Java Programming

1:50  2:40pm : Office Hours in A314 Mon, Tue, Fri

7:15  8:05am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus [6 minutes for announcements if inschool]

8:11  8:55am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP

9:01  9:45am : AP CSA

9:51  10:35am : Prep

10:35  11:05am : Lunch
11:11  11:55am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

12:01  12:45pm : Java & Honors Java

12:45  2:40pm : PLC for Teachers (no office hours)


Weekbased schedule (if needed):

Option 2: Hybrid Learning : 23 days per week : one (or two) inperson meetings (i.e. "A" and "B" Days) and
1 day remote.

Option 3 : Remote Learning : 35 days per week from home
Policy : Grading
Assessments : scores & grades

2 types of assessments will be given in this course : nongraded formative (i.e. completion or pass/fail) scores and graded summative (i.e. test) scores.

Formative or "completion" scores are NOT graded and are designed to help students and parents keep track of progress and "effort" by the student within the targeted week. These scores are either allornothing scores and include homework assignments, completion of an online quiz, or turning in a program by the due date. Students will be provided the answers (after the due date or completion of formative assessment) to help identify any mistakes by the student for future summative assessments (i.e. tests). While formative scores may be used for Pass/Fail (i.e. up to a "D" grade) of a course, they are explicitely not useful for determining a student's level of understanding of course content or mastery (i.e. not for grades other than pass/fail or "D").

Summative (i.e. test) scores are designed to identify what skills and content knowledge have been mastered up to that point in the students progression through the course. Solutions to the summative assesments are usually NOT provided as the scores are NOT designed for student improvement of content understanding. These scores will be the primary determination of grades beyond pass/fail or "D" and are appropriate for comparision between peer groups (peer groups may be in the same class, course, school, state, country, or worldwide).
 Semester Scoresare calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component  Semester Score Weight 

3rd & 4th Quarter Progress Scores  80% 
Comprehensive Semester Final Exam  20% 
 Quarter Scores will be calculated on a categorical basis. Each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories with the following weights
Category  Weight 

Formative : Daily Work / Project / Labs  20% 
Formative : Quizzes  25% 
Summative : Tests  55% 
 Late assignments will given a score of zero (0)...except for unplanned excused absences which will be scored as specified in the student handbook.
 Scores will NOT be rounded up.
 Bonus work or bonus points are NOT part of the course score and will be included ONLY at the discretion of the teacher. Students should not EXPECT bonus points or bonus work...even if it is listed on the syllabus.
 Scores will be primarily based on individual ability, understanding, and accomplishment but there MAY be group work with scores that impact one or more assessment categories.
 Quarter and Semester GRADES will be calculated from corresponding scores based on the following table:
Percentage Scale
(12121010) 
Grade Letter 

100%  90%  A 
89.99%  80%  B 
79.99%  70%  C 
69.99%  60%  D 
59.99%  1%  F 
0.99%  0%  Incomplete 
Policy & Practices : Student & Teacher Responsibilities
Resources : Required verification by student at remote (home) site

Internet for submission of assignments and/or downloading of content (i.e. pdf files, online textbook, video recordings, etc.)

Computer : laptop or desktop running MS Windows, Apple OSX, or Linux. Chromebooks or other browserbased operating systems will NOT be sufficient.

Private Websites with login credentials including username and password :

Schoology : https://ecusd7.schoology.com : access to scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades

Online Textbook
: : access to additional content (videos) and scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades.


Public Websites that contain "free" content :

Teacher website : http://www.meinzeit.com : access to course syllabus, classroom policies, lecture notes & assignments for planning purposes.

School / District website : http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs : access to school policies and general information

College Board : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org : access to information specific to AP courses

Other websites as needed (posted either on teacher website or Schoology) for viewing supplemental videos, lectures, examples, etc.

 In Seat & Ready to Go when bell stops (i.e. books, sharpened pencils, paper)
 Respectful of Teacher and Each Other (i.e. raise your hand, don't talk while teacher is talking, no rudeness or bad language, etc.)
 The two most important ingredients for success in this class are practice and attendance.
 No eating or drinking in class, 2 bathroom/drinking trips per Semester.
 Maintain at least 3 backup copies of all work. A "lost" or "destroyed" program will receive zero credit.
 Remember that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours of outside class work (homework/projects) are typical for an AP course (i.e. 5 hours in class per week + 10 hours at home)
Responsibilities while absent:
Notes and Homework 
Test and Quizzes 
Get notes from a peer or online. Read the section and look at examples. Get the assignment from the calendar, web page or a peer in class. Do the assignment, even if you need help come in before or after school for assistance! 
As per school policy you have the same amount of days as you were absent to make up missing test/quizzes. Any test/quiz not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero. You may need to schedule time with Mr. Meinzen either before or after school to meet or receive appropriate help on a timely basis...plan accordingly! 
Policy : BYOD
 TI84 or equivelant graphing calculator with statistical capabilities is allowed.
 Phones and/or uncovered cameras are, generally, NOT allowed because they are rarely appropriate in the classroom except in teacherapproved circumstances.
 Example 1 : Students who intentionally or unintentionally compromise the privacy of any other student or compromise academic integrity or validity of a test or quiz by their behavior may expect a zero and, possibly, a referal for further consequences. This includes having a personal camera (i.e. smartphone/BYOD device) out while ANY assessment is in the classroom (not just their own assessment).
 Example 2 : A student who turns in their test and then takes out their smartphone (i.e. camera)for their own reason (i.e. listen to music) while other students are still working on their tests may expect to receive a zero on their test. As well, a student taking pictures of teacher's notes on the boardwithout teacher approvalwill not likely retain/learn of concepts and may be invading the privacy of other students (white boards are highly reflective). Generally, if the teacher is taking the time to handwrite notes on the board, then students should put in the effort to copy the notes.
 Example 3 : A teacherapproved manner may occur if a courseappropriate website is blocked but is accessible via cell phone (i.e. cell tower versus wifi), the teacher may allow temporary access to that website to complete assignment.
 Example 4 : A student may have an identified disability that requires them to take pictures of the board in order to expand the image to very large size due to their visual disability.
Practices : Tardies and Absences
 Attendance is the responsibility of the student and their parents/guardian.
 Parents/Guardian may be contacted the next day via phone or email to inform them of any absences or student issues.
 First two tardies result in warnings, 3rd tardy is after school detention, 4th is Saturday detention, subsequent are suspensions.
 If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up your work for full credit by the same number of days you were consecutively absent.
 Unexcused absences follow the same procedure as excused absence; however, you will only receive 50% of the grade you earn.
 Refer to the school attendance policy for complete details on excused and unexcused absences and makeup work.
Practices : Teacher Discipline
 I expect students to be respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook if you have questions.
 Students are expected to take notes, ask questions, and work consistently and continuously the entire class period.
 If problems occur in the class the discipline plan, in general, is:
 Verbal warning (may include "1 minute after class delayed dismissal" or "15 minute after school minidetention")
 After school detention
 Referral to the dean
 Parents called or emailed
 any student caught downloading and installing a program on the computers without Mr. Meinzen's consent will receive a referral to the administration and possible 5day suspension
Course Resources
 Notes & Other Lectures
 worksheets  Kuta Software provides additional practice with answers
 website  Wolfram Alpha provides technical solutions to a variety of math problems
 Coursework on a variety of universitylevel topics courtesy of Academic Earth